What is glass fusing?

Glass fusing involves fusing pieces of glass at temperatures of around 800°C followed by slow cooling; this temperature can be varied in order to retain more texture in the glass. Anne uses high quality handrolled Bullseye glass. Metal or kiln-proof paper can be added between the glass layers for added effect. Her jewellery uses dichroic glass, which has been coated with multiple coatings of metal oxides that result in glass that appears bicoloured, as some wavelengths of light pass through the glass while others are reflected.

Pate de verre is another technique used in glass fusing but uses small granules of glass rather than cut sheet glass. The granules are mixed with a mild glue then placed in a mould before firing at a lower temperature in order to retain the texture.

Spring pate de verre bowl
Spring pate de verre bowl